HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC senior guard Amber DeCristofaro (Smithfield, RI)
tallied 14 points to go along with six boards.
Sophomore forward Ornella
Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) scored six points, pulled down a
game-high 12 rebounds, handed out three assists and made two steals
for the Anchorwomen.
Freshman guard Nicole Romero
(Winchendon, MA) paced Dean with 11 points and two assists.
Sophomore forward Shannon Rosen
steel (Sunrise, FL) narrowly missed a double-double with nine
points and nine boards in the loss for the Bulldogs.
RIC led for the majority of the
first quarter before taking a 14-9 lead at the first break.
The Anchorwomen pushed their
advantage to six points several times during the second quarter,
which included a 27-21 lead on a three-pointer from freshman guard
Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) with 2:42 left in the first
half. RIC took a three-point, 27-24, lead heading into the locker
room at halftime.
RIC led 33-24 om a jumper from
Livramento with 7:10 remaining in the third quarter. Dean chipped
away at the lead and knotted the game, 39-39, after three quarters
RIC controlled the action in the
fourth quarter, going on an 8-1 run that was capped by a jumper from
junior guard Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI), to take
a 47-40 lead before cruising to the 55-46 win.